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Certified in Open Source Intelligence (C|OSINT)

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Original price $10,082.00
Current price $1,997.00

  • Lifetime Access & Updates: ($2497 Value)
  • Online Exam License - 1 Year Access: ($997 Value)
  • Prep Review Quizzes: ($497 Value)
  • Digital Study Guide: ($497 Value)
  • Exam Pass Guarantee: ($997 Value)
  • Graduation Packet: ($997 Value)
  • Live Instructor Support: ($2400 Value)
  • Delivery Method: Online Self Study (8 Week Program)
  • Exam Format: Online
  • Duration: 55 hours
  • Credits Awarded: 50 CPE
  • Credential Earned: Board Certification

Doors open to this new certification program on 11/1/2019. Enroll today to secure your seat as they are very limited.

The Certified in Open Source Intelligence (C|OSINT) program is the first and only globally recognized and accredited board certification on open source intelligence. You will learn real-world applicable skills that are utilized by law enforcement, military intelligence, private investigators, loss prevention, cyber defenders and attackers all use to help aid in their investigations.

Our goal is to create an industry-leading body of knowledge and skillsets that meet the McAfee Institute's high standards that can be taught, tested and validated so you can be successful in your career regardless if you are in law enforcement, intelligence, loss prevention, private investigations, information security, or cybersecurity.

This program is completely online and self-study once the modules are released and are delivered over 6 weeks period of time. One module is released each week to study, learn, and test your competency. Every week students will participate in a number of hands-on labs using the methodologies taught during that week. More than 30 labs in this certification program use the web and dark web to help teach you the real-world skills you need to be successful. 

Upon completion, you will leave this program with an industry-recognized credential of C|OSINT to put behind your name attesting to your skill sets and knowledge.

Understanding OSINT & SOCMINT
OSINT & SOCMINT Collection
Ethics and Privacy Concerns
Critical Thinking Skills
Cyber Threat Profiling
Setting up an OSINT Lab & Virtual Machine
Understanding Cyber Criminals
How to Conduct Digital and Mobile Forensics
Defining an OSINT/SOCMINT Standard
Understanding Privacy Rights and Protections
How to Conduct Mobile Investigations
Legal Fundamentals of OSINT and SOCMINT
How to Conduct Effective OSINT Research
How to Create Sockpuppet Accounts
How to Conduct Data Analysis
Understanding the OSINT Process
How to Harvest Web Data
Understanding the OSINT Framework

How to Keep Your Data Safe
Onionshare / Secure file transfer
Resume Finders and Researching Employees
How to Utilize Google Alerts
Researching Google Maps
Researching Darkweb & Utilizing TOR
Researching Street Addresses
Researching Phone/CellNumbers
Researching EmailAddresses
Researching User Names
Conducting Reverse Image Searches
How to Leverage Search Engines
Social Media: People Searches
Social Media: Facebook Analysis
Social Media: LinkedIn Analysis
Social Media: Instagram Analysis
Social Media: Twitter Data
Social Media: Access Hidden Content
Social Media: Snapchat Analysis
Social Media: WechatAnalysis
Social Media: QZoneAnalysis
Social Media: RedditAnalysis
Social Media: YoutubeAnalysis
Social Media: Tik TokAnalysis
Researching Gift Registries & Wish List

Researching License Plate & Traffic Cameras
How to Analyze File Meta-Data
Remote Location Recon
Researching IP Addresses & WHOIS
Researching IP GeoLocation
Advanced Search Queries
Access Restricted Information through Cache
How to Utilize on Translation Tools
Locate and Analyze Live Video Feeds
Collecting and Preserving Data
Monitor Live Content and Communications

Researching Domain Name Systems (DNS)
Researching Wireless Networks
Recon Tools and Frameworks
ResearchingGovernment Data & Resource
Researching Companies & Business Information
OSINT & SOCMINT Program Development
How to Utilize the Buscador Operating System
Investigate Open Web and Darknet Criminal Markets
How to Utilize on Translation Tools
Intelligence Analysis Software
Practical Exercises
Operational Security and Privacy

Board Exam Preparation
Board Exam



  • Exam Pass Guarantee - We do offer an exam pass guarantee which states if you take and complete the entire course and get 90% or better on all of the quizzes, and then sits for the exam and fail you will get another single attempt on us.
  • Exam Details Program - is graded on a pass/fail system by obtaining a 70% or better is considered a passing grade. The exam is taken online at the convenience of your home or office. It is a closed book exam and is 200 questions. The questions are in a true/false, multiple-choice & scenario-based format. It is a timed exam, you get 3 hours to complete the exam and you must do so in one sitting. Once you start the exam you must complete it. You get one attempt to pass the exam. If you fail the exam you must purchase a new exam license to sit for the exam.
Bachelor’s degree or higher (no experience is needed)
Associates degree plus 2 YEARS years of professional work experience in e-commerce, fraud, investigations, IT, law enforcement, forensics, criminal justice, law, and loss prevention 
High school diploma or equivalency plus 3 YEARS years of professional work experience as stated above. 

Also, a person convicted of a felony, any crime of moral turpitude or misdemeanor relating to honesty, theft, embezzlement, fraud or the like shall be ineligible to become a C|OSINT. The applicant must successfully pass the prescribed background check, which may include a criminal background check and examination process. Falsification or omission of information on the application form will be reason enough to disqualify an applicant from becoming or remaining Certified in Open Source Intelligence.

How often do our certifications need to be renewed?

The cost is $125 for an additional two years and requires proof of completion of 20 CPE credits. 

Want to learn more about the OSINT? Within this program, you are going to discover cutting-edge techniques and real-world training in OSINT & SOCMINT and position yourself as an industry-recognized expert with this incredible Certification Program. Download the complete syllabus here.

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